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Joseph H. Engle (August 23, 2014)

Joseph H. Engle, recently of Springfield, Ohio, went to heaven August 23, 2014. He was born in the city of Grantham, Pennsylvania on March 1, 1931. Joseph or “Joe” met June Hostetter, his future wife, at Messiah College while she was studying to be an elementary teacher. After graduating from Temple University School of Medicine near Philadelphia, PA, he studied orthopedic surgery at Geisinger Medical Center in the small city of Danville, PA. For nearly thirty years he worked as a physician, mostly in orthopedic surgery.

Joe has left many fond memories to share among family and friends. Grandchildren (and others) remember summer fishing trips to Michigan, vacations in Maine, and canoe trips. He played a mean Ping-Pong game. Hiking and hunting Pennsylvania Mountains were favorite activities. And laying a 7-letter word in Scrabble gave him great pleasure. Many people’s lives have been directly influenced by Joe and June’s generosity in helping others reach their goals, especially in education and home purchases.

The most important thing in Joe’s life was his relationship to God. He spent many hours studying the Bible and praying. His (and June’s) prayers have has a lasting impact on the lives of others. Twice he took his family to Africa as a medical missionary.

Joe is survived by June, his wife of 63 years, and their six daughters and their families: Jeanne Pitto of Indiana, Joan Gonzalez in Texas, and Karen Smith in Colorado, and three in Ohio: Jewel Pisarsky, Linda Suter, and JoEllen Stringer. His sister, Verna Bankert, and her family also survive him.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., Greenville, OH, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be given to Youth with a Mission.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Matthew R. Bashore (August 22, 2014)

Matthew R. Bashore, 39, of Greenville, went to be with his Lord early Friday morning, August 22, 2014 at his residence after a long illness.

He was born July 30, 1975 in Greenville, the son of George C. and Cathy G. (Delk) Bashore of Greenville.

He was a member of the Gospel Baptist Church of Greenville. He was a graduate of Greenville High School. He received his bachelor Degree from Ohio State University, and then his Jurist Doctorate from University of Tennessee Law School. After school he went to work for Lexis-Nexis.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Michael (Elizabeth) Bashore; a niece Sophia; and a nephew, Isaiah.

A celebration of Matthew's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 27, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Bill Edwards officiating. Burial wil follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Ray William Anderson (August 10, 2014)

It was with great sadness and loss that Ray William Anderson, 82 of Cocoa, FL passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 during a tragic accident traveling home from Greenville, Ohio on Highway I-75, Valdosta, GA.

Ray is survived by his wife, Linda Lou Class Anderson; son, Steven Ray Anderson (Beverly Jean Anderson); grandsons, Andrew Ray Anderson & Jeremiah John Hendrex of Cocoa, Florida, and Bryan Joshua Hendrex of Deerfield Beach, Florida; one great-grandson, Jeremiah John Hendrex Jr.(J.J.) of Cocoa, Florida. Ray was lovingly known to his grand kids as Grandpa Ray & Grandpa Dutch. Also survived by one sister, Mary Jane Hicks of Bradford, Ohio; and one brother, Robert Eugene Anderson of Arcanum, Ohio.

Preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sylvester Anderson and Echo Jane Fourman Anderson; sisters, Clara Mae Anderson Fourman, Lulabell Anderson Besecker and Alyce Jean Anderson Shoop; and several nieces and nephews.

Ray previously worked for Wayne Feed Company, former owner of Ray's Alternator Service and owner/operator of his semi and dump truck service, Ansonia/Greenville, Ohio. Ray retired in 2013 from Praxair, Mims, Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 29, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. As requested by the family, in lieu of flowers donations can be sent to a Heart or Cancer Center of your choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Karen Sue (Holaday) Caudill (August 18, 2014)

Karen Sue (Holaday) Caudill, 71, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM at the Oakley House, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 27, 1943 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Robert & Maxine (Koch) Holaday.

She is survived by her sister and brother in law, Christine & Stephen Deeter of Greenville; nieces, Amy (Steve) Seegmiller of Selden, Kansas, and Carmen Denham of Greenville; great nieces and nephews, Jordan Seegmiller, Zachariah Denham, Christine “C.J.” Denham and Cami Denham.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Kathryn Holaday.

Karen was a retired Nurse and loved reading, sewing and embroidering.

There will be a service held on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Ellen E. Lanier (August 17, 2014)

Ellen E. Lanier, 79, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Wapakoneta Manor, in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

She was born May 15, 1935 in St. Paris, Ohio, daughter of the late, Samuel C. and Mary Alice (Gibson) Milligan. In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Richard Durst; 2nd husband, William Lanier; brother, Donald Milligan.

Estella was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Lambert of Greenville, Sheryl of Greenville, Jane (Roger) Broyles of Gallipolis, OH, Richard Durst, Jr. of Patrist, OH, David Durst of Laura, OH, Sally (Roy) Marcum of Columbus, OH; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Nancy E. Castle of Christiansburg OH, William (Suzie) Milligan of Piqua, OH, Sue A. Milligan of Brancoft, WV, Charles (Barbara) Milligan of Ringgold, VA, Mary (Tommy) Keen of Celina, OH, Samuel (Barbara) Milligan of Christiansburg, OH, Martha J. Haynes of Sidney, OH, Freda M Cole of Modoc, IN, Alice Milligan of Urbana, OH: and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date for the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Shirley Mae Ditmer (December 21, 2013)

Shirley Mae Ditmer, 82, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at National Health Care in Sumter, South Carolina.

Born May 19, 1931 in Versailles Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Stoner and Mildred Westphal Stoner.

Mrs. Ditmer was a member of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney Ohio and was retired from Stolle Corporation where she was in administration.

Surviving is her daughter Peggy Cotterman and Husband Rob of Sumter SC, Four grandchildren Rusty Cotterman of Vass NC, Travis Cotterman of Dalzell SC, Jenna Rousseau of Mt. Pleasant SC and Emily Rousseau of Pittsburg PA, and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands Jacob Ditmer, William Campbell and a daughter Pamela Ann Rousseau.

No local services are planned at this time.

Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 7 Richland Park Suite 203, Columbia SC 29203 or by phone at 803-434-3533.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.

Geraldine Robison (August 19, 2014)

Geraldine Robison, age 96 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Ansonia passed away at 1:15 A.M. Tuesday August 19, 2014. Geraldine was born April 18, 1918 in Elwood, Indiana and the daughter of the late Paul and Grace (Rowles) Livingston.

She retired in1976 from Sheller Globe Corp. of Union City, Indiana where she had been employed for over 22 years. Geraldine was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church of Greenville and an Associate member of the Miami Valley Air Stream Unit of Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Omar R. Robison in 1991. They were married June 10, 1936. Also by a daughter Shirley J. Kreider in 2011; brothers Keith Livingston, John “Jr.” Livingston and Jerry Livingston.

Geraldine is survived by her daughter Phyllis J. (David) Harbison of Arcanum; grandchildren Bruce Harbison, Randy Harbison, Cindy Barga, Brad Kreider and Mike Kreider; great grandchildren Andrew Harbison, Tiffany Harbison, Adam Barga, Emily Kreider, Mallory Harbison; sisters Mary J. Hardeman of Piqua and Donna Hindsley of Union City, Indiana as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday August 23, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Sylvia McKibben officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Saturday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Sue Varvel (August 17, 2014)

Sue Varvel, 70, of Union City, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, August 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.

She was born December 23, 1943, in Middletown, OH, the daughter of the late Francis G. and Lorena (Snapp) Lowe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank "Junior", Ronald, Edmund, and Kenneth Lowe; sisters, Onida "Sis" Elkins, Linda Murphy and Marlene Lowe

Sue was a homemaker, loved to read and crotchet.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Larry E. Varvel, Sr., whom she married September 15, 1962; children, Faith A. (William) Garland, Diana L. (Frank Burkey) Dahlstrom, Wanda McNew, Larry E. (Melissa) Varvel, Jr., Teresa J. Varvel; god daughter, Kendra (Matt) Sias; grandchildren, Jessica Begley, Celeste Gray, Kyle Gilbert, Hayley Garland, Kellylouise Yount, Russell Burkey, Blake Burkey, Jasmine Marie Burkey, Jeremy McNew, Krystin Wolfe, Brieanne Varvel, Joshua Varvel, Codee Hinson, Kaylee Varvel; 12 Great grandchildren; brother, Douglas Lowe.

Services will be held at 1 PM on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral from 6 PM to 8 PM on Thursday. Memorial may be given to the family to help defray the funeral expense.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Robert L. “Bob” Denlinger (August 18, 2014)

Robert L. “Bob” Denlinger, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 4:10 AM at the Covington Care Center in Covington, Ohio. He was born on March 28, 1933 in Eldorado, Ohio to the late Isaac & Martha (Loy) Denlinger.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Brimager) Denlinger of Greenville, Ohio, whom he married on November 24, 1972; children, Cynthia (Lane) Abernorth of Seattle, Darrell (Carinna) Denlinger of Arcanum, Ohio, Connie Jo Denlinger of Castine, Ohio, and Sharla (Jason) Graves of Indianapolis, IN; step son, Lynn Laurendeau of Greenville; grandchildren, Abby, Amy, Angela, Jordan, Jamie and Belinda; numerous great grandchildren; brothers, Russell (Carol) Denlinger of Union City, Ohio, Ray Denlinger of Greenville and Carl (Jackie) Denlinger of Eldorado, Ohio; sisters, Lucille Hutton of Florida and Maye Fern Stanze of Gratis, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Denlinger and son, Gary Denlinger.

Bob was an avid bowler and golfer. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Tech Sergeant.

There will be a memorial service held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Dan Denlinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the AMVETS. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.


Brenda Sue Baker (August 12, 2014)

Brenda Sue Baker, age 56, of Arcanum, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born August 29, 1957 in Miami County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Frank and Thelma (Gaines) Bagwell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Bagwell.

Brenda attended the Family of God Church in Arcanum. She was faithful, caring and devoted to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband Robert “Bob” Baker whom she married February 4, 1985; a son, Christopher (Stacie Reier) Baker of Greenville; step-daughter Angela (Thom Spurlock) Baker of Greenville; three grandchildren, Swayze Baker, Zachary Baker and Michael Johnson, Jr.; three sisters, Ethel Bagwell of Troy, Ohio, Mary Bagwell of Piqua, Ohio and Olive Critzer of Weyers Cave, Virginia; and one half sister, Virginia Moorman of Minister, Ohio.

Services will be held at 12pm, Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Joe LeMaster officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday from 10am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.

Martha E. Lloyd (August 12, 2014)

Martha E. Lloyd age 88, of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of DeRossett, Tennessee passed away at 5:35 A.M. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. Martha was born February 12, 1926 in DeRossett, Tennessee to the late Stanton Douglas & Martha Eunice (Young) Templeton.

Martha is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Edith & Kenny Sleppy of Greenville and Sheila & Ralph Barga of Greenville; sons & daughters-in-law, John & Brenda Lloyd of Englewood, Raymond & Linda Lloyd of Suffolk, Virginia, Gary Lloyd of Greenville and Tom & Jodi Lloyd of Drums, Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Billy & Dorothy Templeton of Springfield and Bud & Loretta Templeton of Old Monroe, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Janet Honious of New Lebanon and Phyllis Hammond of Englewood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Martha was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Jr. Lloyd.

Martha was self-employed and was also a seamstress. She was a member of the Greenville Church of Christ.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Buddy Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery in Brookville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monte M. Baird (August 12, 2014)

Monte M. Baird age 73, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:54 A.M. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Monte was born October 25, 1940 in Greenville, Ohio to the late Harry M. & Edith L. (Doss) Baird.

Monte is survived by his children, Doris & Scott Hoffman of Gettysburg, Monte M. Baird II of Dayton and Kim & Kevin Sink of Arcanum; grandchildren, Tracy & Nathaniel Harrison, Angela & John Hamlin, Chris Starns, Sheldon & Cassie Hoffman, and Zach Hetzler; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Harrison, Luke Harrison, Kelsey Hamlin, Isaac Hamlin and Brooklyn Hoffman; sisters and brothers, Betty Ridenour of Greenville, Richard Baird of Greenville and Carolyn Clark of Greenville, uncle, Jim Baird of Arcanum; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Monte was also preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Joseph Baker Harrison and two infant brothers.

Monte retired from Hobart Brothers in Troy where he was an inspector.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ernest “Bud” Cooper (August 10, 2014)

Ernest “Bud” Cooper, 93, of Arcanum, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Brethren Retirement Community.

He was born October 15, 1920, in Parnell, Kentucky, a son the late Ernest Pascal and Fannie (Sandusky) Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Marion (Hanes) Cooper; a daughter Nancy (Jeff) Farris of Brighton, Missouri; two grandchildren Edward (Erin) Cooper of Orange, California and Timothy (Lauren) Cooper of Portland, Oregon; two great grand-daughters, Emily and Evie Cooper; and daughter-in-law Nancy Cooper of Greenville. He is preceded in death by his son, William Hanes Cooper.

While being stationed in England, Bud served with the 56th Airborne Division during World War II and later during peacetime achieved the rank of Major in the Air Force Reserves. As a veteran, he graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1950 and worked at Wright Patterson Air force Base until his retirement in 1980.

In the community, he was active as a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Arcanum, the Arcanum Lions Club and the Edison Community College Board of Trustees.

Funeral services, with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard, will be held at 2pm, Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Oliver-Floyd funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1pm until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Arcanum Lions Club or State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences can be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Phyllis B. Brumbaugh (August 8, 2014)

Phyllis B. Brumbaugh, age 95 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 6:25 A.M. Friday August 8, 2014 in the Heartland Nursing Home of Greenville. Phyllis was born February 28, 1919 in Greenville and the daughter of the late Otto “Jelly” and Jeanette (Longenecker) Burns.

She was a deputy clerk for the Common Pleas Court for 8 years and clerk of the Darke County Court for 26 years retiring in 1984.

Phyllis was a 1937 graduate of Greenville High School, attended 2 years at a business college, a member of the First Congregational Christian Church of Greenville and a former member of the Beta Sigma Pi Sorority.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Loel E. Brumbaugh December 7, 1995. They were married August 9, 1945. Also her daughter Sheryl A. Moorman in 1995 and brother Robert O. Burns.

Phyllis is survived by grandchildren Stacy (Chris) Sykes of Greenville and Sean (Wendy) Moorman of Ft. Loramie ; great grandchildren Alexia Sykes, Brandon Sykes, Asia Sykes, Owen Moorman and Sierra Moorman.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 18, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday August 18, 2014 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to First Congregational Christian Church.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Patrick H. Hiatt (August 9, 2014)

HIATT, Patrick H., 87, of Waynesville, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 9, 2014.

Pat was born on June 14, 1927 in Versailles to H. Claude and Gladys C. (Moore) Hiatt. He served in the US Army for 2 1/2 years and was in the Ohio National Guard for 4 years. He attended Ohio State University and Ferree’s Band Instrument Repair School (Michigan). He was past Master of Versailles Masonic Lodge #290 (62 year member) and past Patron of Ohio Eastern Star #113. Mayor of Versailles for 12 years, past president of the NAPBIRT, and past president of the Antioch Shrine Brass Band where he played clarinet for many years. He was also a member of the Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville. He retired in 2012 from his private practice of rebuilding musical instruments, which was a love of his life. He was thankful his son, Steve, loved to rebuild/repair musical instruments, too. Pat married Joan G. Dakin on December 14, 1974. He said “no man could ask for a better helpmate, she’s a beautiful lady in every way!”

Pat is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Steve (Roxie) Hiatt of Waynesville; daughter, Colleen Marchal, of Greenville; stepdaughter, Vicki Bornhorst, of Waynesville; stepson, Michael (Nancy) Dakin, of Xenia; grandchildren (he was so proud of them!) and other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers (Harrigan and Michael, Pat’s twin), and his grandson (Adam Marchal).

Funeral services 11 AM Wed. Aug. 13 at Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville. Pastor Randy Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery, Corwin. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Tues. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Pat wanted to thank all his family and friends who have helped him journey through life---he dearly loved them all.

Condolences at www.stubbsconner.com.

Walter J. “Bud” Wirrig (August 8, 2014)

Walter J. “Bud” Wirrig, age 80 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 4:28 P.M. Friday August 8, 2014 in Reid Hospital Richmond, Indiana. Bud was born December 8, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio and the son of the late August and Ethel (Poorman) Wirrig.

He retired in 1993 from Dayton Power & Light Company where he had been employed for 37 years. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1956 in the Korean War. He was also a member of the Greenville American Legion, enjoyed working in his garden, yard work on his John Deere tractor and fishing when time would allow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ed Wirrig, Leon Wirrig, John William Wirrig and Harold Wirrig; sisters Mildred Stover, Kathryn Netzley and Lucy Schultz.

Bud is survived by his wife Marilyn (Anderson) Wirrig of Greenville. They were married August 14, 1954. Also his children Vickie (Mark) Brinley of Greenville, John (Mary) Wirrig of Greenville and Mike Wirrig of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren Matt (Ashlee) Brinley, Jaime (Matt) Roseberry, Wes (Claire) Wirrig and Whitney Wirrig and her fiancé Ryan Yingst; great grandchildren Lyla, Maddox and Willow Brinley; sister Elizabeth Brewer of Union City, Ohio; sister in law Ruth Wirrig of Bradford and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday August 13, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery Bradford, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct full military honors on Wednesday at the funeral home and Harris Creek Cemetery.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Donald W. Wentworth (August 9, 2014)

Donald W. Wentworth, 70 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born November 22, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Virgil & Melvina (Drew) Wentworth. He worked at Sheller Globe as Manufacturing Manager.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Roberta (Addis) Wentworth of Greenville whom he married February 1, 1964; children & spouses: Robin & James Davis of Richmond, Indiana, Doug & Leslie Wentworth of Ansonia, Ohio; grandchildren: Renee Smeigh, Dane & Kassy Wentworth; sisters & brothers in law: Barbara & John Stockslager of Greenville, Shirley & Harold Stockslager of Greenville.

Services will be held on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial park, Covington, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday August 13, 2014 and 1 hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Nellie Upchurch (August 7, 2014)

Nellie Upchurch, 90, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Heartland of Greenville.

She was born September 7, 1923, in Bass, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Franklin and Londora (See) Lofton. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Upchurch who passed away in 1979; sisters, Rosie Sherman, Mary Bowman, Ruth Cost, Frankie Voisard; and a brother, Ted Vetters.

Nellie was a homemaker and a member of Dawn Community Church.

She is survived by a sister, Grace Barga of Beamsville, a brother, Kenneth "Jun" See of St. Paris and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 12 , 2014 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Monte Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Beamsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 AM to 11AM.

The family request memorial contributions may be given to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Forest L. Archie (August 3, 2014)

Forest L. Archie, age 84, of Union City, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:35 PM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 25, 1929 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Vinita (Burden) Archie.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Okey) Archie of Union City, Ohio; children, Roxanna Archie Sander of Ft. Wayne, IN, Steve (Pam) Archie of Colorado, Mike (Dawn) Archie of Texas, Ronnie Archie, DeGraff, Ohio, and Darrell Archie of Union City, Ohio; step daughters, Connie (Richard) Thompson of Kentucky and Bonnie Okey of Ft. Wayne, IN; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his half-sister, Charlotte Holland and half-brother, Dean Burden.

Forest retired in 1987 from Westinghouse after 33 years of service. He was an avid Cowboys fan and loved baseball where he coached little league. He loved gardening, mowing the yard and horse races.

There will be a service held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Bass Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.

Paul J. Nieport (August 5, 2014)

Paul J. Nieport age 75, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 10:43 P.M. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Paul was born November 3, 1938 in Versailles, Ohio to the late Ferdinand H. & Frances C. (Hartings) Nieport.

Paul is survived by his wife, Marsha L. (Drake) Nieport whom he married November 6, 1965; daughters & sons-in-law, Brenda S. & David Petitjean of Ft. Recovery and Anita K. & Steven Rutschilling of Yorkshire; grandchildren, Adam Petitjean & fiancée, Shayna, Kyle Petitjean, Alan Petitjean, Elizabeth Rutschilling and Amber Rutschilling; brother & sister-in-law, Walter & Vivian Nieport of Greenville; sisters & brother-in-law, Irene Jones of New Weston, Mary Wendeln of Ft. Loramie and Rosella & Edward McClurg of Celina; brother-in-law, Bob Gerling of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by a sister, Rita S. Gerling; sister-in-law, Martha King Nieport; and brothers-in-law, Paul Jones and John Wendeln.

Paul started working for Harvey Hole Mack in Versailles; then became a self-employed mechanic for 11 years; a school bus driver for Versailles Schools for 20 years and then worked at Fullenkamp Trailer Sales in Frenchtown. Paul was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, St. Denis Knights of Columbus, Versailles and Greenville Fraternal Order of Eagles, Darke County Plowing Association, Ohio Plowing Association, National Plowing Association, Silver King Tractor Club and Power of the Past. Paul was owner of the Average Joe’s Go-Kart Racing Team.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus Friday evening at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com